Japanese trading company with production in Sri Lanka, makes guitar effect pedals, electronic tuners and headphone guitar amplifiers. Took over the trademarks and products lines of Prince Tsushinkogyo Co. Ltd. in 1996/7. Distribution: In Greece by Philippos Nakas S.A., in Indonesia by Wijaya Musik and in Mexico by Distribuidora Gonher Homepage: http://arion-ukc.co.jp . Ueno Kaihatsu Center Ltd., 757-1, Gejocho, Kasugai, Aichi 486-0923, Japan. Tel: +81 (0)568 85 5431. Fax: +81 (0)568 85 3928. E-Mail: ueno _at_ arion-ukc.co.jp
Ultimate Support USA based company that manufactures stands and supports for musical instruments and professional audio/lighting gear in addition to MI benches, seats, protective bags and cases. The company also offers OEM manufacturing of any of the above. Distribution: In Ecuador by Banlow S. A., in Hungary by Absolute Bt., in Japan by Korg in Poland by Lauda Audio and Audiostacja, in South Africa by Eastern Acoustics Homepage:http://www.ultimatesupport.com . Ultimate Support Systems Inc., 5836 Wright Drive, Loveland, CO80538, USA. Tel: +1 970 776 1920. Fax: +1 970 776 1941. E-Mail: info (at) ultimatesupport.com
Underwood Pickups USA based company that manufactures pick-ups for bass viol (Viola da Gamba family) and double bass instruments. Homepage:http://www.underwoodpickups.com. Underwood pickups, Suite P #333, 3 Monroe Parkway, Lake Oswego, OR 97035, USA. E-Mail: info (at( underwoodpickups. com.
USA based trading company that sells electric guitars and basses under the Washburn, Jay Turser, Hagstrom, Oscar Schmidt and Parker Guitars brands, cables and semi-pro audio products under the SoundTech name, amplifiers for guitar, bass and other musical instruments amplifiers under the Randall Amplifiers, Jay Turser and Eden Electronics labels, acoustic plucked sting instruments using the Oscar Schmidt brand, strings under the Vinci name in addition to selling stands, bags and other musical instrument accessories under the Profile and Quik Lok labels.
Non-exclusive distribution in the Caribbean and South & Central America by Consolidated Music Export Inc.. Washburn, Parker Guitars and Oscar Schmidt are distributed in Australia by Central Musical Instruments, in the Benelux countries by BMI Groothandel, in Estonia by R Music (Not Parker), in France by Arbiter France (Not Parker), in Greece by Philippos Nakas S.A., in Mexico by Distribuidora Gonher and on Reunion Island by Fotelec. Hagstom is distributed in France by Algam, in Indonesia by Tiga Negeri Music House, in Japan by Nihon Electro Harmonix and in Thailand by Sound About Group. Randall Amplifiers are distributed in Australia by Central Musical Instruments, in the Benelux countries by BMI Groothandel, in Estonia by R Music, in Greece by I. Diamantopoulos, in Hungary by Absolute Bt., in New Zealand by Music Works Ltd, in the UAE by Guitar Street. Eden Electronics are distributed in Australia by Central Musical Instruments, in Estonia by R Music, in Greece by I. Diamantopoulos, in Japan by Nihon Electro Harmonix and in Thailand by S.D.K. Technology Innovation. Quik Lok : In Norway by Morgan Instrument Homepage:http://www.usmusiccorp.com -- Oscar Schmidt page -- Parker Guitars homepage -- Washburn homepage -- Jay Turser site -- Hagstrom homepage -- Randall Amplifiers page -- Eden Electronics site -- Soundtech homepage -- Vinci strings page -- Profile homepage -- Quik Lok site. US Music Corporation, 444 East Courtland Street, Mundelein, IL 60060, USA. Tel: 800 877 6863 (Toll free, USA only) or +1 847 949 0444 (Int.). Fax: +1 847 949 8444.
Vandoren French manufacturer of clarinet and saxophone, mouthpieces, reeds, ligatures and related woodwind accessories. Distribution: In the Benelux countries by JIC Music, in Bosnia-Herzegovina, The Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia by Marving Musical Instruments, in Brazil by Izzo Instrumentos Musicais, in Croatia by Euromusic Agency, in France by SML, in Greece by Philippos Nakas S.A., in New Zealand by Music Works Ltd and in Portugal & Spain by Enrique Keller. Non-exclusive distribution/wholesaling in the USA by St. Louis Music and Conn-Selmer Homepage:http://www.vandoren.fr . Vandoren, 56 rue Lepic, 75018 Paris, France. Tel: +33 1 53 41 83 00.
Vasile Mare (Classical string instruments) See --> Mare Vasile
Verne Q. Powell Flutes, Inc USA based company that manufactures concert flutes under the Powell flutes brand and brass instruments under the Blessing name. Note that the Blessing instruments are all marching variants, the company does not make concert instruments. Distribution: In Bolivia by I. E. E. Electronics Homepage:http://www.powellflutes.com -- Blessing homepage. Verne Q. Powell Flutes Inc, 1 Clock Tower Place, Suite 300, Maynard, MA 01754, USA. Tel: +1 978 461 6111. Fax: +1 978 461 6155. E-Mail: cg &AT& powellflutes.com E.K. Blessing Co. Inc., 2995 Paul Dr, Elkhart, IN 46514, USA. Tel: +1 978 461 6111. Fax: +1 574 293 8398.
USA based gent that manufactures passive pickups and eq/boosters for guitars and bass guitars, sold under the Villex brand. Distribution: In Japan by Sleek Elite Homepage:http://www.villex.com . Villen Khanagov, 5372 Pembury Drive, La Palma, California 90623, USA. Tel: +1 714 933 0510. Fax: +1 714 228 0490. E-Mail: tovillex >at< aol.com
Viol (String instrument lack cleaner) See --> Gewa Music
Visions in Guitars (Basses & guitars) See --> Gewa Music
Vigier Guitars French manufacturer of electric guitars, basses and strings, while they do have a lot of conventional looking instruments in their catalogue they do offer some unusual options including 7 string versions and one of the few fretless guitars currently on the market. Distribution: In Brazil by Tommy Guitars, in Canada by Diffusion Audio, in China, Hong Kong and Macau by Guitar Cube, in Greece by Philippos Nakas S.A., in Switzerland by Leadmusic Instruments Homepage:http://www.vigierguitars.com -- Vigier USA. Vigier Guitars, 10-12 rue de l'abbé Grégoire, Z.A.C. des radars, 91350 Grigny, France. Tel: +33 1 69 02 01 01. Fax: +33 1 69 02 02 68.
Visual Sound USA based manufacturer of guitar pedals and related accessories such as power supplies. Distribution: In Australia by EGM Distribution, in the Benelux Countries by Van de Haar Guitars, in Brazil by Tommy Guitars, in Canada by Yorkville Sound, in China, Hong Kong and Macau by Guitar Cube, in Indonesia by Melodia Musik, in Malaysia by The Guitar Store, in Switzerland by Leadmusic Instruments, in Thailand by Rock Planet Homepage:http://www.visualsound.net . Visual Sound LLC. 4922 Port Royal Road, B-11, Spring Hill, TN 37174, USA. Tel: +1 931 487 9001. Fax: +1 931 487 9922.
Viva La Musica Augustin D.O.O. Slovenian company best known for their chin & shoulder rests for violins but in addition the company manufacture other string instrument accessories, music stands, violins and electric violins and have recently started manufacturing an omnidirectional home hi-fi loudspeaker. The bulk of their products are sold under the Viva La Musica or VLM brand but their violins are sold under the Lakatos Laszlo and Dell' Angelo names. Distribution: In Ireland & the UK by Barnes & Mullins and in Italy by Bode SRL. Non-exclusive distribution/wholesaling in the USA by St. Louis Music and in Europe by Petz Kolophonium Homepage:http://www.vlm-augustin.com . Viva La Musica Augustin D.O.O., Gosposka Ul. 2, 3000 Celje, Slovenia. Tel: +386 (0)3 490 05 00. Fax: +386 (0)3 490 05 01. Mobile: +386 (0)41 616 905. E-Mail: info (at) vlm-augustin.com
Vocu Japanese manufacturer of boutique effect and utility guitar pedals. Distribution: In Asia by Fernandes Homepage:http://www.vocu.jp . Vocu Inc., 4-36-6-302 Mejiro, Toyoshima-ku, Tokyo 171-0031, Japan. Tel: +81 (0)3 3950 5936. Fax: +81 (0)3 6862 9275. E-Mail: support -at- vocu.jp